Definition of opening adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

opening

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈəʊpnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊpnɪŋ//
 
 
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[only before noun] first; beginning his opening remarks the opening chapter of the book The king is killed in the opening act. United scored in the opening minutes of the game. opposite closing
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